Work Place Learning Centre News Archive

UK to host World Skills 2011

31-May-2006

The United Kingdom will host the 2011 World Skills competition at ExCel in London. London beat off strong competition from Australia and Sweden to host what was previously known as the skills Olympics. The World Skills Competition symbolises the pinnacle of excellence in vocational training.... Read More...

Employers perspectives on skills development

29-May-2006

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has welcomed the Public Accounts Committee report 'Employers' Perspectives on Improving Skills for Employment'. The report recommends that skills training should not just concentrate on literacy and numeracy but on practical vocational and life skills... Read More...

Skills shortages leapfrog transport as biggest issue

12-May-2006

A shortage of skilled staff is now the biggest barrier to business in the capital, overtaking transport problems for the first time, the latest CBI/KPMG London Business Survey reveals. Sixty-one per cent of employers are facing skills shortages, a rise from 49 per cent last year, with firms in... Read More...

Learn a new language to develop soft skills

08-May-2006

The personality of people who are bilingual changes depending on which language they use, lending credence to the Czech proverb “Learn a new language and get a new soul”. That’s according to a report from the British Psychological Society about reserach conducted by Nairan... Read More...


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